What is curiosity?
The definition according to The Cambridge Dictionary is – an eager wish or learn about something. I believe this can also include learning about people.
We all have curiosity, but we need to choose to use it. Throughout most of my life, I have accepted what is, and not choose to learn more or the reason why something is completed that way or the way it works. The only exception to this would be a sport, where I had a genuine interest. Over the past few years, I have developed my curiosity to learn about myself, other people, explored my imagination and started reading books to develop my understanding of a subject.
In general, I think we are discouraged from developing our curiosity. Can you think of someone who asked loads of questions or did a task differently to everyone else, most people can? What did teachers say to these children? Did your driving instructor say, “just do it this way and you will pass your test”? We were not encouraged to have the imagination or find out why something was done in a certain way. Curiosity can be a distraction for someone else’s needs or wants.
Take time to watch this YouTube video – How to spark your curiosity, scientifically by Nadya Mason
“It’s in our nature to explore, to reach out into the unknown. The only true failure would be not to explore at all”. Ernest Shackleton
Seek opportunities through curiosity
A few years ago, I started to be curious about what I was doing, the reasons I was doing it that way and finding different ways to work. This created new ways of working. It meant I was no longer doing the same tasks the same way. I found I was enjoying work more and opportunities started finding me. What I have found is that curiosity doesn’t stop, and it continues. You continue to question yourself which has led to more opportunities in new exciting areas.
Curiosity towards others
In my practices, I am also curious to find out more information or learning about what people are saying to me. This leads the client to explore what they are saying, new ideas or a better understanding of themselves. From this point, we can move forward in the direction they want, and learning is retained more effectively for future use.
How do I become more curious?
We are all naturally curious, but over time we have become comfortable with what we do and the way we do it, and we have just forgotten to be curious until something new comes along. If we can ignite our own curiosity again, we start to learn more, have more information which gives us different information and changes the way we behave towards ourselves and others.
One way you can become curious with yourself is to think of your daily routine. What do you do during the day? Ask yourself, what don’t enjoy doing throughout the day? How can I change that to make it more enjoyable or less of a chore?
Being curious when talking to others. The next time you are in a conversation with someone ask them a curious question like, what’s the reason you enjoy running or how do you complete a task if you don’t want to do it? Notice their body language, the tone and speed of voice and the words they use. Was it what you expected?
Be more curious to explore. Be more curious to continue to learn. Be more curious to understand better. Choose to be CURIOUS.
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